Avoid the crowds and book a Winter Cycling tour

Cycling though the winter months doesn't have to be unpleasant. Head south to other climates and enjoy the tranquility of off-peak riding.

You’ve been to Mallorca and ridden with the swarms of cyclists in May and you’ve even got the sunburn to show for it.

So what’s next? Girona would be a great shout. But when will you visit? In my recent blog about the best time of year to visit Girona weather wise, I highlighted that many months traditionally out of peak season, like November through March are fantastic times to ride in Girona. There are practically no tourists and the weather is normally dry and perfect for riding. You are also much likely to cross paths with the hundreds of professionals who train throughout the winter months in Girona and who in the peak months are away racing. 

But it’s not just Girona that Winter riding appeals to. In Málaga and all of Andalucia, professional race teams flock in the Winter months for their early season race camps. Being the hilliest province in all of Spain and also having coastal riding, a Winter ride can see you pedalling down from snow peaked mountains to a beer at the beach, all in the same day. 

Gran Canaria has for years been visited by tourists looking to escape the cold winters of northern Europe. We advise checking out the gravel and specifically the northern part of the island to escape the crowds and experience the rugged beauty of the island.

There aren’t many places as remote as Patagonia. Enjoy nature, peace and quiet and the simple action of pedaling your bike through beautiful scenery. It also happens that whilst we are in Winter, the Summer season in Patagonia provides perfect riding conditions.

At Eat Sleep Cycle we believe in sustainable tourism and as part of that effort we look to promote destinations for their appeal out of peak season. We believe it is better for everyone including your experience!

Written by Lee Comerford

I am co-founder of Eat Sleep Cycle. For 8 years we have created custom cycling experiences in Europe and beyond. We help our guests experience the very best cycling in Europe including Girona, the Pyrenees, Tuscany and the Dolomites, the French Alps, Andalucia and beyond. We specialize in customizing cycling experiences for groups, agencies and our corporate partners.

We believe in empowering and motivating the local community to cycle so we also run vibrant Cycling Hubs in Girona and Málaga. Our Hubs are a place you can find all your cycling needs from bike hire to cyclist friendly food and great coffee.

Through 10 years working as an engineer, operations manager and sales manager, the bike was always my escape – venturing to new places, meeting new people, seeing amazing things, suffering a bit. Now my focus is helping others to enjoy that same escape, whatever the level, age or nationality.

I believe that cycling brings people together and Eat Sleep Cycle was born through this desire. Our vision is to bring down barriers through exploring the world on 2 wheels.

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